After class I practiced for a little while but for some reason my stomach felt completely empty. I decided to come for an early dinner. I heated up some leftover Quinoa Vegetable Paella and added Tapatio, salt and pepper.Then I covered the quinoa with lettuce!
Since I ran out of green tea I got to buy new tea! I went with chai for caffeine and peppermint for decaf.
Quinoa + salad and a mug of Chai tea. The tea was nice and spiced!
I had a little bit of seconds :)
After dinner Savannah and I headed to campus for a late night practice sesh. We are really starting to feel the pressure of the impending recital!!
Stress is the worst feeling to have when there are a lot of important things to be done. Sometimes the only solution is: To Make Cookies!!! Savannah and I decided to make the best oatmeal cookie we could create!
We adjusted the Quaker Oats recipe just but using vegan butter and egg replacer. Looks just like the regular kind.
- chocolate chips
- roasted almonds, run through the food processor till course
There were plenty more spoonfuls that looked just like this one! I definitely ate too much dough... That's my problem, I seem to like the dough more than the actual cookies!They turned out amazingly! They even spread out while they baked which vegan cookies sometimes forget to do.
This morning I woke up early and got ready super speedy because my friend Bobby and I decided to go to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for some extra credit in anthropology. An early morning trip was all I could fit in so I packed up a lunch before I even ate breakfast.
I thought I wouldn't have time to make oats this morning but I planned my time out better than I expected. I ended up having time to make Pumpkin Oats! My ingredients:
- 1 small sliced banana
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. milled flaxseed
- shake cinnamon
- small shake ground ginger
- small shake ground nutmeg
- shake ground cloves
- small handful walnuts
- maple syrup
I used this pumpkin puree I picked up at the Coop yesterday.I put 1/4 cup into the measuring cup and just filled the rest with water till it came to a little over a cup. The rest of the process is the same. Cook the banana alone in the pot, add raisins, add pumpkin water mixture, add oats, seeds, and spices.
I microwaved my walnuts for 45 sec. to give them a toasted taste.
Drizzle with maple syrup and voila!
Pumpkin Oats, Chai Tea, and two gummy vites= breakfast Heaven!
A report on the museum and lunch to come soon!!